Boston Marathon Newcomer Wins Race

A first time racer at the Boston Marathon is taking home the title.

Lawrence Cherono of Kenya won in a sprint over the final few steps to win the prestigous race. Cherono has previously won six other marathons including the 2018 Amsterdam Marathon.

Cherono crossed the finish line with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 7 minutes, 57 seconds on Monday, just ahead of Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia, the 2015 champion, who came in at 2:07:59.

Kenya's Kenneth Kipkemoi was third in 2:08:06.

Early morning rain ended by the start of the race this year, with a temperature of 15°C degrees.